John Savident

Monsieur Firmin

John Savident’s work in the theatre includes seasons at Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh Festival, Bristol, Birmingham and Chichester.

He appeared in the British premiere of Sweet Bird Of Youth. His many roles include Shylock in The Merchant Of Venice (Far East tour), The Government Inspector (Sheffield Crucible), Clifford William’s production of She Stoops To Conquer (tour), The Card (Queens), The Portage To San Cristobal of A.P.H. (Mermaid), See How They Run (tour), and The Beggars Opera (tour).

For Prospect at The Old Vic:- Ivanov, The Lady’s Not For Burning, Twelfth Night, The Trial Of Queen Caroline.

For The National Theatre at The Old Vic:- Trelawney Of The Wells, Royal Hunt Of The Sun, Armstrong’s Last Goodnight.

National Theatre on the South Bank: – The Beggar’s Opera, Jean Seberg, Saint Joan, Mandragola, Animal Farm, A Little Hotel On The Side, Coriolanus, Mrs. Warren’s Profession and his one-man show Jerome K. Jerome. He appeared at Windsor Castle, before Her Majesty the Queen, in a special performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice musical Cricket.

T.V. appearances includes:- The Professionals, Two’s Company, The Chinese Detective, Clapperclaw, Woodhouse Playhouse, Blake’s Seven, Juliet Bravo, Moving Pictures, The Various Ends of Mrs. F.’s Friends, The Mystery Of The Missing Schoolgirls, Yes, Minister, The Cleopatras, Jane In The Desert, This Office Life, The Bill, Stranger Than Fiction, Fresh Fields, Never The Twain, Chance ln A Million, David Copperfield, Pyrates and The
Marlowe Inquest.

Films include:- Clockwork Orange, Before Winter Comes, Trial By Combat, The Wicked Lady and Little Dorrit.

He collects theatrical memorabilia.